Lagos Issues Circular on Hijab, Orders Compliance

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The Lagos state government has issued a statewide circular ordering school principals and administrators to comply with the supreme court judgement allowing female students in public and private schools the use of hijab to ensure strict compliance with the judgement.

The circular signed by the state’s head of civil service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola directed that all concerned authorities in the education sector in the state must abide by the Supreme court judgement and allow all female students who desire to use the hijab the right to do so.

The circular reads in part: “Supreme Court Judgement on the use of hijab in Lagos state schools. It is hereby notified for general information that the Supreme Court SC.910/2016 delivered on the 17th June, 2022on the use of hijab as it affects pupils/students in Lagos state schools has declared that students should be allowed to wear the hijab desired.”

“…however you are to note that judgement is binding on all schools in the State.”

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